On Sunday, July 12th, 2009, the Muskoka Escapades of Town Crying were held at the Muskoka Pioneer Power Show at Bracebridge in the morning. The MPP Show was celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Lunch was enjoyed by all on the patio of Swiss Chalet, the sponsor of this event.
The second cry was held at Santa’s Village along the Muskoka River. Crier Bill McKee of Pt. Perry/Scugog & City of Oshawa won first place overall with Crier Betty Kading of Orangeville placing second. Third place was presented to Crier Mark Molnar of the City of St. Catherines. All prizes were presented by St. Nicholas himself assisted by Mrs. Claus.
After the closing ceremonies, all Criers were taken back to Kruger’s via Santa’s Jet Boat for presentations by Deputy Mayor Steve Clement of Bracebridge who also presented a gift pack from the Town. The evening finished with social time and dinner provided by Swiss Chalet.
It was an honour to have the President of the American Guild, Crier John Karsten and his Grandson, Michael join with us for this competition.
There were ten Criers participating including the Co-Hosts, Town Criers Bruce and Shaun Kruger of Bracebridge.
Photos from the event may be viewed by visiting the Guild’s Photo Gallery